Entomology terms -Glossary
Body of the insect, toward the posterior of the thorax.
A chemical employed to kill and control mites and ticks.
Feeding on mites (also refers to parasitoids of mites).
Any secondary gland of the glandular system.
A class of insect growth regulators
A major cell type of insects that stores fat body and reserves nutrients
Summer dormancy, entered into when conditions are unfavourable for active life i.e. it is too hot or too dry.
A dilated portion of a trachea
Muscles along the dorsal diaphragm that may perform circulation.
(common name). A synthetic insecticide
Feeding on algae.
A term applied to the “open chain” or fatty series of hydrocarbons.
Two or more forms of a species having essentially separate distributions.
Self-destructive. or potentially self-destructive behavior performed for the benefit of others.
The fungus cultivated by wood-boring beetles of the family Scolytidae.
The insects which develop without metamorphosis, namely the Protura, Thysanura, and Collembola.
Compound derived from carboxylic acids by replacing the hydroxyl of the -COOH by the amino group, -NH2-.
An organic compound containing nitrogen, derived from ammonia, NH3, by replacing one or more hydrogen atoms by as many hydrocarbon radicals.
Organic compounds that contain the amino (NH2) group and the carboxyl (COOH) group. Amino acids are the “building stones” of proteins.
A colorless alkaline gas, NH3, soluble in water.